Why were the Americans fascinated by politics during the late nineteenth century?
D. Most Americans saw it as a form of entertainment
The Grandfather Clause waived the literacy requirement for voters whose ancestors had
D. Voted before 1867
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Which of the following was NOT a part of the Republican party’s platform in the post- Civil War period?
Decentralized the central government
Which of the following is NOT true of American politics in the 1870s and 1880s?
D. The influence of the Civil War generation was fading
In this case, the Supreme Court upheld the right of states to regulate commerce.
B. Munn v. Illinois
The Wabash decision stated that
States could regulate only interstate commerce
The Interstate Commerce Commission
E. Was the first attempt at federal regulatory commissions
Until the 1890s,
A. The presidency was weaker than Congress
The Pendleton Act
B. Created a merit system for governmental appointments
C. Curtailed federal activites
Which of the following court decisions severely crippled the Sherman Antitrust Act
B. United States v.
Which of the following was NOT an accomplishment of the Harrison administration?
C. Bland-Allison Act
The Sherman Antitrust Act
Was vague and at the mercy of the courts
The case of United States v. E.C. Knight
E. Drew a sharp distinction between commerce and manufacturing
Those who supported the free coinage of silver
A. Were convinced it would raise wages and crop prices
The Sherman Silver Purchase Act
C. Kept limited silver coinage in circulation
Which of the following was NOT a reason for farm discontent in the late 19th century?
The inability to organize and voice their discontent
Which of the following was NOT an organization of farmers that sprang into existence in the late 1880s
D. The Grange
The major objective of the Alliance Movement was
B. To organize and politicize the American farmer
Which of the following was NOT a demand of the Populist Party?
E. Maintenance of the gold standard
The election of 1892
A. Brought disappointing results for the Populistsq
The Panic of 1893
A. Was caused by the economic changes of the period
Which of the following was NOT a consequence of the depression of 1893?
C. It brought rural and urban societies closer together
President Cleveland broke the Pullman Strike on grounds that it had
Obstructed the delivery of the mail
Which of the following was NOT a consequence of the Pullman Strike?
E. The workers had their demands met
In the 1890s, miners of the Midwest
A. Were seriously affected by the flood of immigrants from southern and Eastern Europe
The greatest change in American literature during the 1800s was the rise of
The literary naturalists argued that
A. The environment had a great effect om shaping human character.
The major issue of the election of 1896 was
Why was William Jennings Bryan defeated in 1896?
C. The established eastern press had deserted him
As president, William McKinley
Was an activist president
E. Shaped the destiny of the nation